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Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport from R11 265

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl departing on 16/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl (JNB-ORD)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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19:20 - 10:45JNB-ORD
22h 25m1 stop
22:25 - 9:25ORD-JNB
28h 00m1 stop
R16 194
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Tue, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 11
19:20 - 10:45JNB-ORD
22h 25m1 stop
16:53 - 7:25ORD-JNB
30h 32m2 stops
R16 536British Airways
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Wed, Sep 11 - Mon, Nov 18
19:20 - 15:50JNB-ORD
27h 30m1 stop
21:45 - 7:25ORD-JNB
25h 40m1 stop
R17 012British Airways
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Wed, Sep 11 - Mon, Nov 18
21:05 - 19:20JNB-ORD
29h 15m2 stops
22:25 - 9:25ORD-JNB
28h 00m1 stop
R17 031
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Tue, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 11
23:15 - 14:35JNB-ORD
22h 20m1 stop
13:23 - 21:20ORD-JNB
24h 57m2 stops
R19 124KLM
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Sun, Apr 28 - Sun, May 5
23:25 - 17:55JNB-ORD
25h 30m2 stops
12:20 - 21:20ORD-JNB
26h 00m2 stops
R21 103KLM
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Fri, May 3 - Sat, May 18
8:20 - 8:05JNB-ORD
30h 45m2 stops
10:15 - 20:00ORD-JNB
26h 45m1 stop
R22 150Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Jun 13 - Sun, Jul 7
18:50 - 23:52JNB-ORD
36h 02m2 stops
17:25 - 8:40ORD-JNB
32h 15m2 stops
R22 245Air France
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Sun, Apr 28 - Sun, May 5
14:30 - 8:05JNB-ORD
24h 35m2 stops
10:15 - 20:00ORD-JNB
26h 45m1 stop
R22 987Ethiopian Air
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Wed, Jun 5 - Fri, Jul 5
19:10 - 15:45JNB-ORD
27h 35m1 stop
20:45 - 16:15ORD-JNB
36h 30m1 stop
R30 998Emirates
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Tue, Jun 18 - Sat, Jul 6

Flights from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

The average price of all flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Chicago O'Hare Airport on a Thursday and more expensive on a Saturday. On your return trip to Johannesburg, you should consider flying back on a Thursday, and avoid Mondays for better deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is November, where tickets cost R16 213 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and June, where the average cost of tickets is R22 778 and R21 731 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, you should book around 5 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 16 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Turkish Airlines (R12 826) and Ethiopian Air (R13 396). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on British Airways (R16 536) and Delta (R17 145).

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Low season

January

High season

June

Cheapest flight

R11 265
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 17% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport

When to book flights from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport was R592 for a one-way ticket and R851 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    When flying out of Johannesburg you will be using Johannesburg OR Tambo. You will be landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport, also known as Chicago O'Hare Intl.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Johannesburg and Chicago O'Hare Airport, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Chicago, British Airways or Ethiopian Air?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Chicago are British Airways and Ethiopian Air. With an average price for the route of R18 136 and an overall rating of 6,8, British Airways is the most popular choice. Ethiopian Air is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R18 953 and an overall rating of 7,3.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Chicago O'Hare Airport from Johannesburg is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Chicago O'Hare Airport with an airline and back to Johannesburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Chicago O'Hare Airport from Johannesburg up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 5 airlines serving from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Chicago. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from OR Tambo to O'Hare Intl? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,1
EmiratesOverall score based on 4092 reviews
8,3entertainment
8,1comfort
8,2boarding
8,3crew
7,9food
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The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

8,0 ExcellentAnonymous, Apr 2024DXB - JFK
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The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

Food is really bad, not to the Emirates standards. Coming out of Houston airport is very confusing,

Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

WORST AIRLINE EVER—FOOD WAS MEDIOCRE AND WIDEBODY 777 BOEING WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE! IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY THAT I PAID.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

More space all around is practically essential on long international fights, and Emirates definitely delivers. But food selection and taste was only average. Otherwise, the flight was smooth and the cabin crew service was fine.

Food was not eadable. Testless and not apealing. order for indian vegitarian, recived spice less. combination of main course and side iteams are far away from traditonal food, serve less iteams. , but eadoble. Thanks

The flight was again delayed for more then 2 hours with some lousy explanation regarding the reason of the delay. Although the flight was delayed for more than 2 hours, no refreshments were offered (according to EU regulations). Last 4 flights on KLM - always at least 2 hrs late. So be prepared that you cannot plan anything with KLM.

The flight was delayed for 2 hrs. Because they didn’t have a crew to fly. And it is not a first time for klm to do that. Last time they cancelled my filght and rebooked me 3 days later. Not reliable airline

We left one hour late because of technical difficulties. The economy comfort seats are great for the price. The crew was mediocre, they do not provide a pleasant experience, they just deliver food and drinks and give orders, not very amicable, no service and hospitality focus.

I thought KLM was the best airline but the Lima - Amsterdam was 1 hours late, the Brussels - Amsterdam was 2.30 hours late and the Amsterdam - Lima was 30 minutes late

I travel frequently. The flight was late again... KLM should really try and be on time

The plane was clean and the staff was friendly. Food and drinks as expected on international flights. The entertainment system was old style, with a pullout controller, and selections not as extensive as on other flights.

Amazing KLM service and brilliant economy comfort seats. Well worth the extra.

The boarding was one of the worst I’ve ever experienced. The fault lays on Ohare Airport and not so much the airline. The waiting area by the gate was the size to accommodate a regional flight for 20-30 people and right next to a busy walkway. When you cramped nearly 300 passengers into that space is was unbearable.

All and all pretty good. It’s crowded but that is what flying is all about. But no complaints otherwise.

The Crew have no idea about the food they're serving the passengers. The Crew MUST be instructed before each flight about the menu that will be served to the passengers, whether the food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, whether it is Halal, Kosher or not.

Wifi wasn't working on one of the UA flights after boarding.

The flight was delayed instead of leaving at 11 it left at 12.20

United WiFi is consistently unusable (it can take 10 mins to load a single web page). If you need Wifi to do work, be prepared to lose half a day of productivity.

Crew was not very helpful. They forgot to serve me coffee and had to wait for a long time.It looked as if they were not very happy with what they were doing.

Good movies, iffy pay WiFi, food ok- on time though and that was great!

Unfortunately this is not a happy ending comment. Positive: flown United before no issue Negative: it only takes one bad experience to not plan future travel with United Cancún departure was delayed by 1h20 minutes, connection in Chicago was 1h30 minutes. Flight departure time 6:08 Miraculously 7 of us ran 4 kilometres through Chicago to arrive at 6:00 to be told very rudely by the 2 unprofessional United attendants you missed your flight and that we should of arrived early. Did I mention that reason I was flying? I received a call that my brother was dying and to get home. They provided no assistance would not answer any of our questions, ignorantly walked away. Deplorable

Awful…flight was delayed more than 12hrs, missed all connections to Fort Wayne, IN, had to get flight to another city 2 hours from my destination, flight was again delayed by 40 mins because they did not have enough fuel, again missed a connection, finally arrived in Indiana at 11pm…but before my 2 hour drive home, ay, no Five That Our Luggage Never Made On The plane and Still In Chicago

If United expects people to use their own devices for entertainment they should put charging outlets in each seating area. I arrived with 14%battery power. That is not good when you arrive anywhere and need to communicate for transportation.

Boarding was friendly and quick. While the plane model was older with no live tv, the entertainment was full of movies and tv shows. All food was available. Pilots were very communicative with status of the flight. Flight landed on time.

Great crew, friendly. Found the trip long just sitting with no onboard entertainment

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

Luggage delayed for one day. I called customer service, and they had no info and no empathy. Boarding was very disorganized and chaotic. We went nearly 7 hours with no food or snacks on the flight. This is not an airline that has respect for its passengers.

it was a nice tripe but they need to work on the serving of soda,they should be abled to serve cain soda not on cup.At least each passenger should be entitled to one cain of soda not serving on cup.thanks.

On my return flight the TV did not work the entire flight! They knew it wasn’t working but they let me sit there. The guy sitting nièce to me told me he was ok the previous flight and it wasn’t working. This is business class by the way!

Same but worse than international. The inter African flights are worse.

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

The wifi service was really poor I try to use it the service was extremely poor if that could be improved that will go a long way

Terrible. Flight was 3 hours delayed and I missed my other flight to my final destination

Offered vegetable curry when it was actually tofu which I don’t care for.

The flight was good the crew excellent…but take off delayed three hours!!!

Both mine and my husband's chairs were broken. Also it took 2 hours to get our bags after our flight which was wild.

perhaps eye contact with the cabin crew, instead of abruptness and an impatience to serve.

Annoying customer pushing my seat did not make this pleasant.

Not enough trash pickups throughout the flight. Everything else was great.

Overall good, the gluten free food is very hit/miss though and you must tell them you have an allergy days in advance.

All was good. The headphones they supply are of poor quality. The food is good but too much dairy.

Seating space was crowded and I am a very small woman.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Johannesburg to Chicago found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
16/5Thu
3 stops
40h 35mJNB-ORD
R11 265
16/5Thu
1 stopTurkish Airlines
22h 35mJNB-ORD
R12 826
14/5Tue
2 stopsEthiopian Air
30h 45mJNB-ORD
R13 396
13/5Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
31h 01mJNB-ORD
R13 720
18/5Sat
2 stopsEthiopian Air
30h 45mJNB-ORD
R14 690
7/8Wed
2 stopsBritish Airways
25h 40mJNB-ORD
R14 709
14/5Tue
1 stopJetBlue
26h 10mJNB-ORD
R15 813
19/5Sun
1 stopBritish Airways
25h 25mJNB-ORD
R15 908
17/5Fri
1 stopJetBlue
26h 10mJNB-ORD
R15 946
21/9Sat
1 stopEmirates
33h 20mJNB-ORD
R113 717

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These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Johannesburg to Chicago that are departing in the next 10 days.
22/4Mon
multi-stopKenya Airways
43h 05mJNB-ORD
30/4Tue
multi-stopKenya Airways
34h 00mORD-JNB
R23 215
22/4Mon
multi-stop
43h 05mJNB-ORD
30/4Tue
multi-stop
19h 50mORD-JNB
R32 102
22/4Mon
multi-stopRwandAir
42h 55mJNB-ORD
30/4Tue
multi-stopRwandAir
60h 20mORD-JNB
R32 311

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Johannesburg - Chicago O'Hare Airport Flights

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Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Destination:

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD)United States

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